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Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #4 - Jade

Scientific Name:

  • Crassula sarocaulis


  • Jade

Type of Tree

Bonsai Style:

It originally was a muti-trunk style with two trees.  It is now a single trunk slant style.  It is housed in the Desert Room.

The Jade’s pot is brown, unglazed rectangular and 5 inches deep. 

This is a small shrubby succulent plant known by the common name bonsai crassula, due to its bonsai-like appearance. It is a perennial plant native to the eastern half of South Africa, on mountain slopes in rocky terrain.

This hardy little plant is among the most tolerant of cold temperatures in its genus, as well as being heat tolerant. This species is a recipient of the British Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, in part due to its hardiness in UK growing conditions.

Full sunlight is preferred. Like most succulents, it prefers well-drained soil and only occasional watering.

Germination Year
1981 (Age: 42 years)
In Training Since
1983 (40 years)
Acquired in
Insect Control

It is drought-tolerant and generally disease-free, but can be affected by aphids, mealybugs, and vine weevils. Treat with horticultural oil.